The Course Programme

The three-day course programme is adapted to the level and wishes of the participants. Therefore the participants will be contacted in advance of the course to discuss their learning intentions, work field, level of experience and expected benefit of the course.

Based on these surveys, 2 weeks prior to the start time a detailed custom programme is defined. A typical course schedule can however be found below and consists of the following elements:

Time Programme Item Comment / Activity
 Day 1
10:30-11:00 Arrival Coffee and Local Cake
11.00-12.30 Fusion in the energy mix Fusion Road Show
12.30-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-15.00 What is needed: Burn Criteria Lecture and exercises
15.00-15.30 Tea Break
15.30-17.00 How to confine a fusion plasmas? Lecture and demonstration
17.00-17.15 Snack Break
17.15-18.30 The plasma meets the solid world Interactive Lecture on plasma wall interaction
19.30-21.00 Dinner
 Day 2
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-10:30 Introduction to Fusion Nuclear Technology and Materials Lecture 1 by Jaap van der Laan
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 ITER and the road to Fusion Power Plants Lecture 2 by Jaap van der Laan
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
14.00-15.30 How to heat to 150 million degree? Lecture and hands-off experiments at PlasmaLab@TU/e
15.30-16.00 Tea break
16.00-17.30 Taking measurements in a fusion reactor Lecture and hands-on experiments at PlasmaLab@TU/e
17.30-18.00 Fun with exotic plasmas
18.00-18.30 Return to training centre
19:30-21:00 Dinner
 Day 3
08:00-09:00 Breakfast
09:00-10:30 The 7 challenges of Fusion overview of present status & issues
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Designing a fusion reactor interactive lecture
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 The path to fusion power Discussion
15.00-15.30 High Tea + Farewell

Optionally, the Fusion Academy also takes an excursion to the PlasmaLab at the Eindhoven University of Technology. At the end of the three-day event, you will receive a Certificate upon successful completion of the course. You will also get a hardcopy and pdf version of the course material and lecture notes, to take home.